Johnson Controls Inc (JCI): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

Johnson Controls ( JCI) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Johnson Controls rose $0.39 (1.1%) to $36.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,688,016 shares of Johnson Controls exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,894,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.94-$36.23 after having opened the day at $35.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.61. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 7.9%, Westport Innovations ( WPRT), up 4.7%, Arctic Cat ( ACAT), up 4.3% and Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 3.4%.

Johnson Controls, Inc. engages in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Johnson Controls a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Controls as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 3.5%, Tata Motors ( TTM), down 2.2%, Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), down 1.8% and Honda Motor ( HMC), down 1.6% , were all laggards within the automotive industry with American Axle & Mfg Holdings ( AXL) being today's automotive industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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